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NBA: Cleveland 114, Oklahoma City 104

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Kyrie Irving poured in 31 points and distributed nine assists Wednesday, helping Cleveland snap a three-game skid with a 114-104 win over Oklahoma City.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 125, Oklahoma City 117

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford poured in 36 points Sunday, leading a balanced scoring attack that carried the Los Angeles Clippers over Oklahoma City 125-117.

NBA: Miami 103, Oklahoma City 81

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- LeBron James put in 33 points on 15-of-22 shooting before leaving with a bloody nose Thursday in the Miami Heat's 103-81 drubbing of Oklahoma City.

NBA: East 163, West 155

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Kyrie Irving ignited a rally with 15 fourth-quarter points Sunday, helping the Eastern Conference overcome the West 163-155 in the 63rd NBA All-Star Game.

NBA: Oklahoma City 107, Los Angeles Lakers 103

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant fired in 43 points Thursday and Oklahoma City went into the all-star break with a comeback 107-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Oklahoma City 98, Portland 95

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 36 points on the road Tuesday to carry the Oklahoma City Thunder past Portland 98-95.

NBA: Oklahoma City 112, New York 100

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant continued his stellar recent play with 41 points Sunday, sparking the Oklahoma City Thunder over New York 112-100.

NBA: Orlando 103, Oklahoma City 102

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Tobias Harris slammed in a go-ahead dunk just before the final buzzer Friday, providing the difference in the Orlando Magic's 103-102 win over Oklahoma City.

NBA: Oklahoma City 106, Minnesota 97

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Derek Fisher and Jeremy Lamb touched off a 12-0 run that spanned the third and fourth quarters Wednesday, bringing Oklahoma City a 106-97 win over Minnesota.

NBA: Oklahoma City 86, Memphis 77

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant struck for 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists Monday in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 86-77 victory over Memphis.

NBA: Washington 96, Oklahoma City 81

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- John Wall had a big game with 17 points, 15 assists and six steals Saturday, enabling Washington to snap Oklahoma City's 10-game winning streak, 96-81.

NBA: Oklahoma City 120, Brooklyn 95

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant settled for 26 points Friday and Oklahoma City shot a torrid 63 percent in crushing Brooklyn 120-95.

Bosh, Nowitzki chosen as all-star reserves

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Miami's Chris Bosh and Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki were the highlight names announced Thursday as reserves for the NBA All-Star Game.

NBA: Oklahoma City 112, Miami 95

MIAMI, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant ran his 30-point streak to 11 games Wednesday and rallied Oklahoma City from a miserable start to a 112-95 win over Miami.

NBA: Oklahoma City 111, Atlanta 109

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant poured in 41 points and connected on a go-ahead jumper in the closing seconds Monday, rallying the Oklahoma City Thunder over Atlanta 111-109.
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Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by New York Knicks' David Lee (42) as he scores a layup during the second half at the Key Arena in Seattle on February 2, 2008. Durant led the SuperSonics with 21 points in their 86-85 win over the New York Knicks. Also defending against Durant is Knicks Zach Randolph (R). (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6'9" small forward/shooting guard who is also capable of playing power forward, Durant was the consensus 2007 National College Player of the Year and the 2006–2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, amongst other awards. After a standout freshman season at the University of Texas, Durant opted to enter the NBA Draft, where he was selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics. There he went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season. In 2007, Durant signed an endorsement contract with Nike. In the 2009–10 season Durant led the NBA in scoring and became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title. He would later be named to the 2010 All NBA First Team.

A basketball player from his earliest days, Durant played for a successful Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) youth basketball team, the PG Jaguars. The Jaguars won multiple national championships with Durant and fellow future blue chip recruits Michael Beasley (Timberwolves) and Chris Braswell (UNC-Charlotte). Durant wore, and continues to wear, the #35 jersey in honor of his childhood mentor and AAU coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered at age 35. Durant later moved on to play AAU basketball with fellow McDonald's All American Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets) for the DC Blue Devils. After spending two years at National Christian Academy, and one year at Oak Hill Academy, Durant grew five inches and was 6'7" when he started at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland for his senior year, during which he grew two more inches. At Montrose, Durant led the team in scoring and steals and was named the Washington Post All Met Basketball Player of the Year. Durant also played with current Memphis Grizzlies point guard Greivis Vasquez while at Montrose. Vetter described Durant as a hard working player, complete with size, and incredible skills in shooting, ball handling, defense, and even some post up moves. Durant also was named a McDonald's All American and named co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald's All American game along with Chase Budinger. Behind Greg Oden, Durant was widely regarded as the second-best high school prospect.

A 6'9" swingman with a 7'5" wingspan, Durant was one of four freshman starters for the University of Texas basketball team. Durant started in all 35 games of the season, which culminated with a loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament to the University of Southern California. Texas finished third in the conference with a 12–4 record and was the runner-up in the 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament.

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